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Stories

Each Sunday at worship, Pastor Eric Anderson tells a story to the young people — as he says, you can define “young people” as you please. Those stories are collected on his own blog, but there are links to the most recent ones here.

  • The Hungry Kohola
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on July 25, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    She was born in the waters that lie between Maui and the Kohala Peninsula of Hawai’i Island. At birth, she was already about twenty feet long. Were any of you twenty feet long when you were born? No? Hm. I guess none of us are twenty feet long now, either. She was, in fact, a […]

  • All the Way
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on July 18, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    The Bible is filled with stories about people who traveled a lot. There’s Abraham (just for starters), and there’s Jacob, and King David, and the prophet Elijah. There’s Moses and Joshua, the Apostle Paul, and, of course, there’s Jesus. Once upon a time God’s […]

  • The Kind Peacock
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on July 10, 2017 at 1:29 AM

    This story is more about a peahen than it is about a peacock. Well, it’s about a choice she wanted to make. She was looking for someone to share her life with. Not everyone wants to, and not everyone can, but she could and did and so she was taking a look at all the […]

  • Ahi Afloat
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on June 25, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    As far as this one newly hatched ahi was concerned, it all happened very quickly. One moment he was floating, newly hatched, in a sea filled with eggs. The next moment he was surrounded by newly hatched ahi, a cloud of silvery motion. As ahi do, he grew quickly, and with the others he swam […]

  • The Overburdened Albatross
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on June 20, 2017 at 9:12 PM

    There are creatures in the world who love to collect things. Lots of things. There’s the bowerbird of Australia and New Guinea, who assembles a collection of brightly colored objects (from shells to flowers) to impress a potential mate. There’s the pack rat of the Americas, who will use […]

Read more of Pastor Eric’s stories here!

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